The Counter Reformation And The Religious Reformation In The 1500s

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Register to read the introduction… On one hand Against Catholicism showed an obvious rebellion against the Catholic Church exposing the corruption and the misleading of the time. This was called the Reformation or the Protestant Reformation. On the other hand in an effort to maintain the Catholic Church’s place in Europe. This was called the Counter Reformation. The religious shift in Europe was becoming increasingly apparent with the shift being led away from the Catholic Church and the beginning of the religious split between the Protestant north and the Catholic south. The religious impact included the disarray of Christendom (the institution of the Church) and now was divided mainly between the Catholics and the Protestants. Martin Luther translated the first bible in German, and it was now being found within the people to translate scripture for …show more content…
Scandals of the Catholic Church were finally being exposed and the leader of the exposition was Martin Luther. There had been people in the past that attempted to expose the Church’s dishonesty, but it Martin Luther came through in the time that Europe was ripe to accept the illumination. By this time the Catholic Church had become deeply involved in political life, and much of their involvement was in political manipulations. The quarrel between Catholics and Protestants was increasing, and there came a prejudice for people who did not hold fast to the traditional teachings of the Church. The Catholic Church began banning books and teachings of people considered to be heretics such as Galileo. Violent religious wars began to ensue including the Thirty Years’ War and a Civil war in England which lead to the execution of the king. Europe became politically split, siding with their religious preference. There was a rising sense of individuality and self as people began to feel that they could create a better life for themselves. The changes in religious distinctiveness lead to a change in with the intellectual eccentricity of the Renaissance. Classes began to move up in social status, an example being the Peasant’s Revolt in Germany. These shifts made way for a new economic model and the beginning phases of

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